CRED and their partners celebrated the 46 men and women who received their high school diplomas on Thursday, August 19 at the South Shore Cultural Center. While most high school graduations occur in May or June, this ceremony was for participants from Chicago CRED, Youth Peace Center, and MAAFA. These programs are part of efforts by these and other organizations, across the city, designed to reduce gun violence by providing outreach, coaching, clinical services, education, and job training opportunities for individuals at the highest risk of involvement with gun violence.

To hear more about the important impact that these programs have on the lives of these graduates, click here.

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